Title

Moments

Date of Award

Fall 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Arts

Department

English & World Languages

College

College of Arts & Humanities

Committee Chair

Dr. Deborah Wilson

Program Director

Dr. Deborah Wilson

Dean of Graduate College

Dr. Mary B. Gunter

Abstract

Moments is a series of creative nonfiction essays depicting life with a child who is severely autistic. I compare events from my life prior to having children with life events after I became a mother. My goal is to present a side of autism that is not always seen – the meltdowns, the aggression, the injurious behavior. My desire is to show that, despite the obstacles this life has presented us with, I have been able to experience life with a beautiful, misunderstood human who has changed my life for the better.

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